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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

This is a question about what kind of references have to be provided when writing answers on Hinduism.SE. My basic question is: Are modern shlokas, scriptures, views, sayings etc. valid when using ...
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FAQ Index for Hinduism Stack Exchange

Community FAQ For Hinduism Stack Exchange and Hinduism Meta Stack Exchange For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. HinduismSE is part of a wider network; for issues that ...
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Can we enforce quotations of scripture references?

The site is only one day old, and already there is quite a bit of contention between the different understandings of Advaita, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc. This is to be expected with such a large ...
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Who all are authority or qualified to post an authoritative opinion on religion, spirituality and Hindu Dharma?

In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars, researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be providing a relevant answer. The above is taken from this answer,...
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Is it fine to use a derogatory word like Mleccha on this site?

Only some time back I got to know about the word "Mleccha" and Wikipedia offers the following definition: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "...
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What to do with those type of questions whose answers are simple yes or no?

I am looking into the site and I have seen this question: Did Ravana ever meet Parashurama?. Though there is no problem with the question, instead problem seems to be with answer. In my opinion ...
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My question got down voted

I am new to the Hinduism stack exchange site and i would like to understand the reason for my question getting downvoted, Why are women not allowed say gayatri mantra?. This would help me to post my ...
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Exactly when can we create a new tag?

For this question, i had created the new tag called horary-astrology. As is evident from the shared wiki link, horary is a distinct branch of astrology. So, for my question it is more apt a tag to use ...
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Can we stop scriptures sourced from a self-declared non-Hindu faith from being cited as Hindu scripture?

From here There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents Hinduism. Krsna consciousness is in no way a faith or religion that seeks to defeat other faiths or religions....
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Is it possible to block spammers based on country of origin?

Do we know the country of origin of the recent spammers? If yes, can all IP addresses from a single country be blocked for a few weeks to discourage these spammers from posting? The usual flagging ...
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Comparison chart of site progress over the years or over the last few months?

Is there a way to compare Hinduism.SE's progress with itself over the years or over the last few months? What I want to see is a pic. like the one below for 2014, 2015 and 2016 to see if the numbers ...
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Can we add a citation banner for answers that rely solely on Wikipedia?

How about adding an insufficient explanation banner to answers that use Wikipedia as their only source? From this answer: insufficient explanation We're looking for long answers that provide ...
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Why aren't unsourced answers getting deleted even though the policy says that they should be?

In this answer, Pandya, one of the moderators, says Though we have a policy of deleting unsourced answers after 15 days if sources are not added, we hardly delete the answers. Many unsourced answers ...
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Should questions which will have exactly the same answers be marked as duplicates?

Question A It asks "Which scripture is the source of a verse A?" Question B: This question asks "Which scripture is the source of a verse B and who composed it?" Now, verse A and B both are part ...
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Should a moderator with extreme bias be removed as moderator?

Both of below posts attempts to denigrate a widely worshiped Hindu God in the guise of a question: Which scripture does Pillai Lokacharya reference in which Shiva enjoins his devotees to offer human ...
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Is it fair to flag and delete answers taking an extremely conservative position?

While I understand the downvotes this answer to Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers has received, I don't understand why the answer has been ...
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Is there any way to take legal action on the inflammatory answers?

For the last few days the site has been impregnated with inflammatory answers against Gods which are excessively abusive. Is there any way to take legal actions on them based on any IT act? If Yes, ...
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How many flags does this site receive daily on average?

This answer says: Additional moderators can also be requested by the moderators of a site, if they feel that there is a need to increase the mod team size (which is usually when there's a large ...
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How to create a new chat room that's specific to Hinduism.SE?

I see a lot of clutter at chat.stackexchange.com as Stack Exchange chats don't seem to be site-specific. How do I manually create a new chat room on Hinduism.SE for discussing a subject that is ...
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Is such insult of Rishis (the authors of Epics and Puranas) tolerable?

The details of this primitive war have been in like manner exaggerated beyond all credibility. The leading warriors, whilst fighting with all the bloodthirsty desperation of savages, and burning with ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

Some of us know that comments are not to be used for answering questions but some of us may not know that. But, many of us, either knowingly or unknowingly, sometimes do post answers in comments. My ...
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Where is the Hinduism SE FAQ?

As a new user of any site I first have a look at the faq of the site. I could not find the FAQ for this site containing the rules and regulations of this particular site (like what questions we can ...
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What led to user SK's current suspension?

The new user SK is banned temporarily yet again. This is the 2nd suspension for him with hardly 2 days have elapsed after his 1st ban ended. He created a lot of controversies from the start and it ...
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Can moderators delete comments without notifying the user and without citing valid reasons?

My comments which were posted under this question were deleted. Question-Is it normal for site moderators to delete any comment without showing any reasons for the deletion? Also,isn't the concerned ...
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Where are our two pro tem mods?

Two of our pro tem mods are senshin and cheenbabes. There activity log says they are inactive for like 2 weeks. I know there could be personal problems. Senshin explicitly stated this in chat with us....
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Complaint-Targeted downvoting on my posts

There is a continuous 12 downvotes on my 12 posts at about the same time.So i suspect foul play here. Most of the questions are valid and the answers which were downvoted are correct too.But that of ...
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For any particular user, how to calculate the number of his/her answers that are accepted?

We can of course calculate that manually, it will take some time depending on how many answers the particular user has provided. But can it still be done without manual calculation in lesser time? ...
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What is meant by “modified by Community”?

What is meant by "modified by Community"? Also, in this case no edits or modifications are visible to me. So,then what actually is this modification & what purpose does it serve?
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Is even Mahatma Gandhi an authority to quote in answers?

This answer, besides using Irawati Karve's book, has also used a quote of Mahatma Gandhi as a reference. Is that even allowed? My question to Mods, which is that FAQ that you have framed with such a ...
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Apart from editing posts, what are the other activities that the community bot is allowed to perform?

We often find the Community Bot editing posts and making them active again. I am curious to know, besides that, what are the other activities that it is allowed to perform. For example i want to ...
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Closing featured questions

We are unable to close featured questions. The current one 'evil eye' has nothing to do with Hinduism, but because it is featured, it can't be closed. Why can't we vote to close featured questions?
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Delete tags: “scripture” and “dharma-shastras”

In this site, we are supposed to answer anything with the sources from scriptures (shastras). Now there is no common consensus about what is considered "scriptures" and what is not. The description ...
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Is name-calling and bigotry allowed on this site?

The Be Nice policy of SE is pretty clear: Name-calling: Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to posts (like "lazy", "ignorant", or "...
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Standard comment suggestions for site issues

Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link ...
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How does this site deal with statements which are repeatedly made without references?

If a user makes repeated claims in his questions or answers which are not backed by any references (or which are yet to be proved) then what are the ways to deal with it? This will only help a ...
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Is there a rule that the number of moderators should always be three?

When i joined this site, there were three moderators viz: Mr Alien, Ankit Sharma and Keshav Srinivasan. Then two of them (Mr Alien and Ankit Sharma) were removed or they themselves retired (not sure)....
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Are image-only answers acceptable?

I've recently seen a few image only answers, which just take a screenshot of the book and post them as answers. My initial thought was that we need to utilize OCR to convert images to text and then ...
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How can one be the Moderator of this Site?

What one should have to do to become the Moderator of Hinduism site? Can some one who is more active on Beta site but not on meta become the moderator? And on Stack overflow i have seen that election ...
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Where can I find the info regarding how many answers were deleted in a given period of time for not having sources?

I can see lots of answers on the Main site are having the citation needed banner. I guess the purpose behind this banner is to let the concerned users know that their answers are going to be deleted ...
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How will the users know that a “citation required” banner has been added to one of their answers?

I don't think that currently there is a feature which automatically notifies the users (Correct me in your answers if I'm wrong here). So, it seems there are only two plausible solutions: The users ...
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Can we change the “help center” link appearing in off-topic reason to on-topic page?

Problem: One of our current off-topic reasons reads as: This question does not appear to be about Hindu religion, within the scope defined in the help center. The problem with the above help text ...
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Are Irawati Karve's books/works valid references for answers on this site?

From Wikipedia: Irawati Karve (15 December 1905 – 11 August 1970) was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer from Maharashtra, India. One of her books, is used as a reference in ...
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Have a chat room where all the site moderators are contactable

Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the ...
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Till when an accepted vote can be changed?

Let's say one user asked a question and got two/three answers. Later he accepted one of the answers. Now can he change his accepted vote? If so, is there any time limit? Please explain if same rule ...
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Can the data “visited-number of days” be known/displayed publicly for any user?

If we visit any user's profile it will show data like: Member for (Years; Months) profile views last seen visited- X days; Y consecutive. For my profile in particular it shows that i am a member for ...
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What if Bounty period expires with no answers?

I started a Bounty last week for my own question What is Karna Guru. But the period expired today and I cannot get any answers also the amount of Bounty got lost. No one got the Bounty . So in this ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Recently I came across the following comment which was posted under one question on the Main site (The comment is currently not to be found as it was deleted). Simple explanation is they did not ...
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When we have complaints against moderation is raising a meta the only or recommended solution?

Usually when i find unfair instances of moderation, i straightaway post on here. Is this practice ok or something else is also recommended (like discussing in chat rooms etc) in such situations? ...
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Can the mods go easy on declining flags on old unsourced answers?

Some of my recent flags asking for citation notice on a couple of old answers from 2014 are declined. In the decline reason, the mod is pointing me to an answer about deleting old unsourced answers ...
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Change the sequence of help center pages for Asking section

Presently the order of help-center pages (for the section of "Asking") is as follows: What types of questions should I avoid asking? What does it mean if a question is "closed"? What topics ...